This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691624
Welcome to www.solar-district-heating.eu, the website of the Horizon 2020 project 'SDHp2m – solar district heating … from policy to market' and the Intelligent Energy precursor projects 'SDHtake-off' and 'SDHplus'. These projects are supporting the market rollout of solar district heating in Europe.
This website provides you with updated news and informations on solar district heating as well as projects products and services presented here according to the projects progress.
Australia: Think Big, Think Solar
In Australia, the deployment of large commercial solar thermal plants is picking up speed. This year, Monash University had a solar field of 0.5 MW put into operation and aims to expand it to 1 MW. The solar heat that is fed into the district heating system of the large campus area in Clayton, a suburb of Melbourne, is said to meet the entire heat demand in summer.
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Register now for the 5th International Solar District Heating Conference!
Registration is now open for the next International Solar District Heating Conference on 11 and 12 April 2017 in Graz, Austria. Here is why you should not miss this key event and register now.
HELIOS – a 2 000 m² Solar Plant for District Heating in Graz
Graz is making constant efforts to increase the share of renewable energy in the city’s district heating system. So the project ‘HELIOS’ in Graz with its 2 000 m² solar plant has been put into operation in September 2017. The thermal energy is fed into the district heating grid of Graz.
Good perspectives for SDH in Italy
Three installed systems and one more planned: SDH shows a few examples of operation in Italy but quite good perspectives thanks to relevant incentives and the recent inclusion in the National Energy Strategy for 2030. A workshop in Venice on 15 December 2017 will analyze the status quo and the possible developments.
New largest solar thermal plant in Upper-Styria, Austria
Starting in 2017, SOLID and the public utility of Mürzzuschlag developed a concept for a large-scale solar thermal plant. The new large-scale solar thermal plant on the northern outskirts of Mürzzuschlag will be built over the next 12 months and cover around 10% of the annual heat demand.
Funding opportunities for district heating with renewable energies in Thuringia
Projects dealing with district heating and renewable energies can receive funding through several subsidy programs in Thuringia. The funding programs 'Green Invest', 'Solar Invest' and 'Klima Invest' are focused on different aspects and actors.
SHC Task 55 – Large Scale SDHC
Looking closely at contributing projects and listening to outside market information is vital to the success of SHC Task 55, which deals with the implementation of very large solar thermal systems (including large scale seasonal storages, large scale heat pumps etc.) in DHC networks.
SDH in Sweden: latest news from the Västra Götaland region
An initiative aiming at the realization of at least one new solar district heating plant in the Swedish region of Västra Götaland in 2017-2018 is ongoing within the European project SDHp2m – policy to market. Here are the latest developments.
Switzerland: plans for solar district heating pilot system
'Why is there no solar district heating in Switzerland?' Swiss scientists were asking after their visit to Denmark. Now, the Swiss-based SPF – Institute of Solar Technology has begun to work with a district heating company on giving the country its first pilot plant.
Solar District Heating: how to tackle land use issues
Usually, solar district heating (SDH) plants require large fields for collector installations, which has raised concerns at local level because of competing land uses and a system’s potential visual impact on the surroundings. One way out of this dilemma is to combine heat generation and fruit and vegetable harvest.
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